Valued EASST Colleagues,
As 2014 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on the tremendous progress that the EASST Collaborative has made over the year, and share our goals and optimistic outlook for the upcoming 2015. The past 12 months saw large strides towards progressing the network’s four core programming activities, namely, Visiting Fellowships for East African researchers, the Research Grant Competition, the Annual Impact Evaluation Summit, and numerous network development functions to promote research dissemination, career and funding opportunities, and cross-regional interaction.
The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program awards fellowships of up to $25,000 annually for developing country PhD candidates to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad.
The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative is pleased to announce the release of two new opportunities: The 2015 Evaluation Design Contest, and the 2015-2016 Visiting Fellowship Application!
The East African Social Science Translation (EASST) collaborative started paying attention to bringing researchers and the media closer beginning at its launch back in July 2012. At that time, EASST organized a workshop for both researchers and journalists, alongside its launching conference in Kampala, Uganda. The workshop was on how researchers can communicate their research results with the media and how the media should report results from rigorous impact evaluation studies, hence, translating the findings into inputs for policy making.
Building a Resilient City to Water Mediated Climate Change: Policy and Institutional Options (EDRI Research Report)
Potential adverse effects from climate change include limited access and service of water supply, inequitable distribution of water supply, inefficient use of water by residential and industrial consumers, and the expected increase in both marginal and absolute water demand due to population increase, improved living standards, and temperature changes due to climate change. In response to these strategic issues, policy and institutional based changes to Addis Ababa should include policies that incentivize water savings technologies amongst consumers, the development of alternative water sources, improvements to safe wastewater irrigation and city emergency prevention and control offices, and improvements to the existing wastewater management practices and public plants capacity.